miXed zone: more 56 APD samples, X-E2 or X-T1, switch to the X + X100S: “my creativity has grown because of it!”

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X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
Graphite Silver X-T1USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 56mm f/1.2 APD: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
XF 50-140 f/2.8 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore AUSTRALIA: CameraPro
X-T1 + XF 18-135 WR: USA: BHphotoAmazonUS / Adorama /

XF 56mm f/1.2 APD
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

More samples at laroquephoto / Simple Comparison between XF56mm APD and XF56mm (exterior photo, lens construction, and MTF chart) at dicahub /

Fujifilm X-T1
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Fuji X-T1 or Fuji X-E2? And the winner is…. check it out in Spanish at Fuji-Xperience (English tranlsation) / Mein Resümee zur Fujifilm X-T1 in German at die-zeit-zeugen (translation) / Stéphane Monard: All albums except the Laos one is made with a fuji x system. Japan with an x-e1 and all Africa with X-T1 at smosvision / Fujifilm X-T1 Hints and Tips at photomadd / X-vinTage1: My Fujifilm X-T1 review part two at jonasraskphotography / Fuji X-T1 Review Follow-Up at masonmarsh / A day of sailing at doncraigphoto / A little taste of Icelandic B/W at jonasjacobsson / Fuji X-T1, My Thoughts at rf-photography / 30 B&W wedding pictures – Fuji X-T1 at leemeekphotography / Sean Marc Lee: My 3 page spread in September’s GQ Taiwan from the 9 page article “Girls We Love.” I wish they included all the details and closeups I took. All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T1 and XF56mm. at seanmarc-lee / Fujifilm X-T1 Review: The RAF at danielkcheung / Lighting portraits with the Fuji X-T1 and natural light at iso1200 /

Switch to the X

Matt Russell: “Patrick, Well, I finally did it. I sold my Canon 5D Mark II with 5 lenses and bought a X-T1 with the 10-24mm, 55-200, and the 56mm. After having bought the X100s and been impressed with it, I can’t say how impressed I am with the X-T1 and the lenses. I’m starting to branch out in my photography (portraits, street, etc) which I felt inhibited by the size, bulk, and attention my Canon gear garnered. I would have to pick and choose which Canon gear to leave home as it all wouldn’t fit into my gear bag. I now carry all my Fuji gear (X-T1, 3 lenses, X100S) and have room to spare and less of a load. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I will never go back to a DSLR.” mjrussellphotography.com/latestmjrussellphotography.com/gallery/places/connecticu

– The Fuji switch part II: Weddings… at benjacobsenphoto / POV: The ‘Unbearable’ Lightness of Fuji X Series at thetravelphotographer / From Nikon DSLRs to Fuji X cameras ~ Reflections on the X-T1 at alexanderleaman / I fell in love with my X at wieselblitz / I sold all my gear for a Fujifilm X-T1 at russellfeatherstonephotography / A Fujifilm X-T1 Review Of Sorts VS Canon 5D Mark III & Olympus E-M1 at kithomasphotography / Should I sell my DSLR and buy a Fuji? at dougchinnery / Bye-bye Canon, hello Fuji (longterm X-T1 & X-system review) at juiceimaging /

Fujifilm X30
USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / BestBuy / EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore

– more real world samples at dpreview / hands-on preview at kammah / X30 first look at dslrmagazine in Spanish (translation) /

KAIZEN

Chris: “I’d like to know more about Fujifilm plans for open source software. I’d like to be able to interact with my camera via an api, and create customizations/plugins that change the way the camera operates. There is Magic Lantern www.magiclantern.fm, which does this for Canon cameras, but the best option would be for Fuji to lead the charge.” /

X100S
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– Michael Falco: “I wrote a review on the X100S, I hope you find it valuable enough to share it. It came from my heart and my creativity has grown because of it.” Read it at michaelfalco / caving with the X100s at xexets / Fuji X100s at ianmacdonaldphotography / Here’s the iPhone 6 Plus Next to the Fuji X100S. Which is the ‘Pocket Camera’ Now? at petapixel /

other X-series cameras

– Tristan Williams: Just found out how well the X system handles shooting indoor concerts! Couldn’t believe the results. See here. / Hands On Review: Fujifilm X-E2 + Fujifilm 18-55mm at antonionunes / Fuji X-PRO1 in Bali at samburtonphoto / Photography of Marathon watches. Fuji X-E1 at simonpeckham / X-PRO1: photo shooting right before and after the sunset at wilsonchiew / X-PRO1: Suberashi Photo @ Morgan Motor Car Malvern at suberashi / Slowing Down with the Fuji X-Pro1 at kagecollective /

XF 18-135mm
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– Fujifilm XF 18-135mm, the “superb telephoto lens” review in Dubai at michaelrcruz / My thoughts on the WR 18-135 lens at jonasjacobsson / Weather-sealed Magic – FUJINON XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR at randallcipriano /

lenses

– Fuji XF 10-24MM f4: Shooting Architecture by Marco Sobrevinas at findingrange / Up Close? X-Pro1 Fuji XF 35/1.4 & Raynox +8 at roblowephoto /
Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 & Testing New Fuji Glass at 35mmstreet / Movement. The essence of Old Delhi with the 56 and 10-24 at timsteadman / arch In August rally at Hyde Park, Sydney (with Fuji X-Pro 1 & 56mm f/1.2, 18mm f/2) at robertcatto /

RAW-conversion

– best X-Trans RAW converter at fujivsfuji /

Classic Chrome

Fuji’s Classic Chrome Film Simulation Brings the Magic of Kodachrome to the Digital Realm at petapixel /

Acessories

– New battery protection for the Fujifilm NP-W126 battery called Clip cap at ad-3d /

a little bit of everything

– X-to-iPad workflow at doncraigphoto / Paris street photography – traveling X-Photographer style at fujixfiles / My Gear / Fuji X Series Cameras at colinnichollsphotography / My love affair with EVFs at fujifilmblog / 500px has a new feature called groups. So far there are over 700 members to the fuji group https://500px.com/groups/fujifilmusers / Cambodia part 2 ~ Temples at prophotonut / Big Images and Small Cameras in the City at markschuelerphoto / with the Fuji X100s and the X-T1 at gaborimages / London and Fuji strike again, with an evening detour to the BWPA at lizzieshepherd / My dreamed Fuji XT on my next photo tour at nomadphotoexpeditions /

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New X-mount lenses: The Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 & 24mm f/1.7!

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LATEST DEALS: XF23mm for $699 (2 left), XF56mm for $869 (3 left), X100S for $999/€930… and more!

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[shoplink 28103 ebay] photo 32_zpsee0002ab.jpg[/shoplink] If $100 savings aren’t enough, well, then this time you can [shoplink 28103 ebay]save $200 on XF23mmF1.4[/shoplink] at top rated ebayUS & authorized Fuji dealer [shoplink 28103 ebay]cameraland[/shoplink]. That’s the best deal on this lens, even $100 better then the one offered by BHphoto & Co… but just 2 are available at the moment for the [shoplink 28103 ebay]price of $699[/shoplink]

Camerland has two more lenses in offer: a [shoplink 28104 ebay]$130 price drop on the 56mmF1.2[/shoplink] (3 left) and the you can save also $130 on the  can be [shoplink 28105 ebay]weather resistant XF 18-135[/shoplink] (1 left).

And if you thought that the cameraland deal on the X100S is awesome ([shoplink 28048 ebay]save $250 on the X100S[/shoplink]), then check out the price at DigitalRev. They sell the Fujifilm X100S for $999 (save $300)! Good price also for EU-residents, as, for example, they sell the X100S in Germany for €930. This deal includes 1 year warranty.

XF LENS DEAL

XF 14mm (save $100 – price $799): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / BestBuy /
XF 23mm (save $100 – price $799) BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / BestBuy /
XF 35mm (save $100 – price $499) BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / BestBuy /

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Instax Rules Them All: massive sales of Fuji’s instax film. Instax Cameras sell better than Fuji X-T1 and Sony A7r!

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Who said that film is dead?
Who said that instax cameras are dead?
And tell me, who said that Fujifilm makes beautiful cameras ;-)?

The demand for instax film is very high, especially in Asia. In fact it is so high that there is not much instax Film left for N.America and if it runs out of stock it could need a couple of moths before stores will be ready to ship the next batch of film.

Instax are winners! That’s why Fujifilm continues to develop new models. The latest one is the new INSTAX WIDE 300 camera, launched along with the X100T and graphite Fujifilm X-T1. My personal favorite is still the Instax Mini Neoclassic 90, launched about a year ago.

The success of the Instax cameras pushes, at the same time, the sales of Instax Film. And the earnings are used for developing the X-line, at least according FR-reader “rf”, who said in the comments: “I was talking with one of the Fuji Guys at an event a while back and he confirmed that Instax is where Fuji is making all their money in photography and it is in fact fueling the development cost of the X cameras.

But also X-shooters could have a good reason to buy Instax Film. In fact, you can connect the latest Fuji X cameras directly to the Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1 and print your shots just a few seconds after you’ve pressed the shutter button… btw, Fujifilm, direct Instax Printer support would be a nice feature to have also on my “old” X-E2. Time for a little bit of Kaizen.

So, APS-C? Full Frame? Medium Format?… no, it’s Instax that spanks them all, Zack ;-)!

cheers,

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